Anabolic steroid use in adolescent athletes.

  title={Anabolic steroid use in adolescent athletes.},
  author={Mark R. D. Johnson},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={37 5},
Anabolic steroids are being used by adolescents largely to improve athletic performance but also to improve their appearance and to obtain peer approval. With the appropriate knowledge about the effects and side effects of anabolic steroids, primary care physicians can adequately educate teenagers, parents, teachers, and coaches about them and can screen for steroid use, if necessary. 

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